Nirma cement plant must be relocated, India

Nirma cement plant must be relocated, India
Published: 10 May 2011

The Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) on Tuesday informed the Supreme Court that the cement plant of Nirma Industries in Bhavnagar district of Gujarat is situated in an environmentally sensitive wetland area and as a result, must be relocated. The MoEF told the apex court through an affidavit that the plant was constructed in Azone, which is the source of a sweet water body.

The MoEF further submitted that it has accepted the report of an expert committee which said that the cement plant was in an environmentally sensitive area and construction would have to stop.